Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli came out to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) donning gloves which had pink patches.
Apart from it, his bat Kohli had a pink coloured rubber grip on the handle and sponsor sticker on it was pink in colour as well. Kohli’s special gesture was for breast cancer awareness and in support of McGrath Foundation.
Coming out after the fall of Mayank Agarwal’s wicket in the 34th over, Kohli was seen sporting a bat which had a pink MRF sticker and a pink handle along with gloves which had a dash of pink on them.
Virat Kohli @imVkohli showing his passionate support for the McGrath Foundation with his pink bat and gloves 🙏
— McGrath Foundation (@McGrathFdn) January 3, 2019
The money raised in this cricket match will go to the McGrath Foundation, which was formed in the year 2005.
The SCG has been hosting the ‘Pink Test’ as the New Year Test to support the McGrath Foundation since 2009 in remembrance of Glenn McGrath’s late wife Jane McGrath, who passed away in 2008.
The former fast bowler’s foundation is a breast cancer support and education charity in Australia that raises money to increase awareness about it. The money raised throughout the Pink Test goes towards supporting the Foundation in placing specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses wherever they are needed – across Australia, for free.
The Indian and Australian teams are also sporting black armbands in memory of Ramakant Achrekar and Bill Watson, respectively.